The Thanks Series #6: Former Flames

This is for former flames. I thought it would be appropriate to take a few minutes to thank these ladies because each has had an important influence on my life. I want to be grateful to them for helping me become who I am. I have to point out that I dated other people...

The Thanks Series #4: Beloved Families

1. The Owens Family. Led by Cherry and Brent, the Owens family played a big part of my senior and ensuing years. They were unceasingly generous with their home, frequently tolerating and somehow welcoming large groups of loud teenagers who played games and music until...

The Thanks Series #3: Great Friends

Because of exhaustion and ironic injury, this was not published on Sunday. And I missed a couple of weeks due to exhaustion. If you follow me on Twitter, you know why I’ve been so tired. If you’d like to know about the ironic injury, message me or comment...

The Thanks Series #1: Close Family

Today’s installment of the Thanks Series is, due to a moral imperative, about family. 1. Annemarie Hintze Garrett. I met Hotness in Honors Writing class. I was early; she was late. I was nearly 23, was very single, and had very recently returned from a church...

More Than Me

I’ve been thinking about it, and I haven’t been going about it all wrong, but I’ve really missed something fundamental. The thing is, I started life in a strange way. The first seventeen years of my life were simply very unusual, and could be seen to...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series